RATINGS: 15   MEAN: 2.87/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.84/5   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
An ale we think General Bennett C. Riley (Fort Riley’s namesake) would have enjoyed while here in the Flinthills. Riley’s Red Ale represents the midrange of our flagships. Try it once and you will see why our regulars are particularly fond of it! Based on the classic Dusseldorf-style-Altbier, our Red Ale os copper toned with a hint of caramel aroma, and topped off with a dash of European hops, creating a wonderfully balanced Ale. ABV: 5.2% IBU’s: 27

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
TomDecapolis (4636) - Milton, Delaware, USA - JAN 26, 2013
Pours a deep amber with golden notes and a medium off white head that laced. Aroma of caramel malt, bread, honey roasted nuts and hints of citrusy hops. Flavor of caramel and bready malts, decent citrusy hop profile.

beastiefan2k (4179) - HdG (past: NYC, KS, Rain City), Maryland, USA - JUN 18, 2013
Sampler at the brewpub. Full butter diacetyl in the aroma. Less so in the flavor. Seems to be a nice America-Irish Red hybrid hiding under there.

RobertDale (6977) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - SEP 23, 2012
Sampler at the brewpub. Comes dark amber with a small biege head. Aroma of malt and caramel. Taste is caramel, malt, some fruit, and a hint of hops. Decent.

freeofthoughts (688) - Raytown, Missouri, USA - JUL 23, 2012
Pours more dark copper with of white head. Sweeter smell of toasted grain and bread. The taste is mild and crisp. Clean up front with a dry herbal finish. Starts malty, finishes like an American red, sorta Budweiser American ale.

Ratman197 (15612) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JAN 16, 2012
Growler poured a clear reddish amber with a small lingering amber head. Aromas of butterscotch, carmel, light earthiness and light fruittiness. Palate was light bodied and crisp. Flavors of carmel, butterscotch and light fruittiness with crisp lingering carmel finish.

topherh (1929) - Kearney, Missouri, USA - JAN 20, 2009
Pours a coppery orange with a biscuity malt aroma. Flavor was caramel with hints of toasty malt.

KAggie97 (3529) - Ugly, Hot, and Humid Spring, Texas, USA - OCT 25, 2008
Tap at Midwest Brewfest.
Pours a deep amber with an aroma of leafy sour malt. Flavor is sweet ocean water. Average mouthfeel. Forgettable. I think General Bennet C. Riley would rather not be associated with this beer.

Gregis (1291) - Stilwell, Kansas, USA - JUN 21, 2008
On tap at the brewpub. Pours a fairly clear copper with no head. The aroma is a muted, burnt caramel with no noticeable hop note. Light-bodied and slick with a lightly dry finish, the flavor follows the nose. It’s a simple, but decent session brew. Reading the other reviews for this beer, it seems to be a true chameleon. Just about every rating seems to be describing a completely different beer.

theisti (4237) - Kansas, USA - JUN 16, 2008
4 oz taster at the brewpub. Pour is orangish brown with no head. Aroma of muted hazelnuts. Taste is nutty, biscuit malt and some slight pine hop bitterness to the finish. Some residual diacetyl in the after taste.

unclemike (3195) - Junction City Kansas, Kansas, USA - APR 8, 2008
From a growler. Definitely has a strong whiskey color. Smell of a sweet choclate. nice caramel taste. nice head when poured nice finish

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